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The Carillon Foundation

An essential component in Carillon’s nonprofit approach is the Carillon Foundation, a 501c3 organization separate from Carillon Inc. The Foundation’s unique mission is to accept charitable donations for the benefit of Carillon residents, family members and the citizens of West Texas. While resident fees support the annual operating costs for Carillon Inc., Carillon Foundation raises funds in order to provide the margin of excellence for care at Carillon and to benefit the larger community through support of research into healthy aging.

Foundation Board

Laura Beth Pleasant


Pat Russell

Vice Chair

Steve Browning


Elizabeth Haley


Marsha Sharp


Fred Wagner

Chairman Emeritus

Shannon Smith

Foundation Director

Pamela Roddy

Executive Director

Foundation History

Originally named John Knox Village, the community was founded in 1975. In 1990, John Knox Village became Carillon Life Plan Community, which has blossomed into a 25-acre campus providing excellence in resident lifestyles and meaningful interactions to stay healthy and happy in retirement. The Carillon Foundation was incorporated as a supporting 501(c)(3) organization to offer donors funding choices that support the mission and quality of life for all residents. The governing nine-member Board of Trustees is comprised of three Carillon residents, three business leaders from the Lubbock community and three current Carillon Board of Directors members. These elected individuals donate their time and talent to support the efforts of the Foundation.

Tax-Deductible Giving

Your tax-deductible gifts are intended to enrich and empower residents of Carillon to enjoy life to the fullest by:

  • Providing high-quality medical care
  • Providing assistance for residents who have life-changing financial difficulty
  • Supporting research directed toward a better understanding of gerontological diseases and the aging process
  • Providing funds for the support, maintenance and care of the facilities
  • Enhancing services and programs for Carillon residents
  • Providing support for the recruitment, retention and education of qualified employees


Charitable Giving Programs

Discretionary Fund

Support Carillon residents with an unrestricted gift to be used in the area where support is most needed.

Memory Care and the “I’m Still Here” Program

Your gift supports daily activities, facility enhancements and staff training for our nationally recognized dementia care program.

Wellness & Activities Fund

Contributions support annual events like the Wellness Walk and Health Fair, spring and summer planter box gardens, the Miles of Exercise Contest and the Carillon Wellness Center Workout Facility.

Employee Education Fund

Your tax-deductible gift helps to provide the opportunity for Carillon employees to further their education as they serve Carillon residents.

Benevolence Fund

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, and through no fault of their own, a resident may find themselves in need of financial aid. The Benevolence Fund provides support for monthly rent, transportation, health services and personal care services.

Endowment Fund

Your contribution to this permanently restricted fund—the cornerstone of our Foundation—helps to ensure that we will be able to provide an excellent quality of life for generations of residents to come.

Neil Chapel Fund

Donations to the Neil Chapel Fund help support the maintenance of musical equipment, technology, sound and other furnishings to provide attendees with fulfillment and comfort with church services and other special events.

Questions regarding Carillon Foundation?

Complete and submit the form below, and we’ll be in touch. You can also call us at 806-281-6137.